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Sick kibbutz workers didn't have H5N1
The Health Ministry announced on Friday night that four people previously hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheba and Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon for suspected bird flu were not carrying the virus.
Jihad fugitives escape IDF in W. Bank
IDF troops failed to capture Islamic Jihad terrorists early Saturday morning after the fugitives managed to escape from the house in which they were hiding.
Al-Qaida vow to overthrow Saudi royals
The leader of al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia, who was killed in a raid last month, vowed in his final testament that his group will overthrow the royal family and threatened more attacks against the kingdom and Americans in the region, according to a video released Saturday.
Sa'adat attorneys consider suing Britain
Attorneys for Ahmed Sa'adat, the PFLP terrorist who masterminded the assassination of former Israeli minister Rehavam Ze'evi, captured by security forces in Tuesday's raid on a Jericho prison, are considering suing the British foreign office.
Bush adviser: Iranian overtures a ploy
President George W. Bush's top foreign policy adviser, National Security Adviser Steven Hadley, said Friday that Iran's new willingness to talk about Iraq with the United States probably is a ploy to "divert pressure and divert attention" from growing international suspicion that Teheran wants a nuclear bomb.
Russia rejects proposals on Iran
Russia's UN ambassador on Friday rejected proposals that would have the UN Security Council demand a quick progress report on Iran's suspected nuclear program, saying half in jest that fast action could lead to the bombing of Iran by June.
Report: Sharon to be moved to Sheba
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since suffering a massive stroke in January, will be moved to a long-term care facility after the March 28 Knesset elections, Channel 10 TV reported Friday.
Israeli killed while rafting in Peru
A 20-year-old Israeli tourist was killed, and another injured Thursday night while rafting with 11 of her friends in the Apurimac River in Peru.
Cops' wives protest at Karadi's home
Four policemen's wives protested on Friday in front of Police Insp.-Gen. Moshe Karadi's home in Rishon Lezion.